The Devastating Effect of Ad-Blockers for Guru3D.com

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Oct 29, 2015.

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  1. AntiSnipe

    AntiSnipe Master Guru

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    I don't know...did it? It gives the user name on my photobucket account obviously. So? My real name is not Elvin Presler...or AntiSnipe, it's Dude Guyman, of course!

    I'm not so concerned about giving anything away as I am about having my PC 'broken' by malvertising, or my bandwidth being forcibly used by folks I have no interest in (google, yahoo, facebook, tumblr, twitter, etc.). My connection is slow-ish @ 6 mbps (I had to upgrade from 3 mbps because it was not enough these days for even simple web use) with a usage cap that I do get close to sometimes, so having 80 trackers loading, or viewing data, then following me around (creating network traffic) because I came to Guru3d is not ok with me.

    Showing a few ad banners is fine. Loading 'the entire internet' in the background, is not cool.
     
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  2. DesGaizu

    DesGaizu Ancient Guru

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    No, no you are wrong. Please uninstall firefox(open source software is the real evil!) and use internet explorer so all the ads, flash banners, tracking cookies and malware and be loaded safely onto your pc.
     
  3. MaxBlade

    MaxBlade Master Guru

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    OK 1st were reading TEXT...I dont care WHO YOU ARE.. respect to EACH other. Its text...relax.

    Something I notice is some asked some really good questions about "ads"..Yet no answer. People really get carried away with WHO is watching and WHO is listening and OMG taking your INFO. We dont need to treat them "talking to a wall".. bend.. you been at this a long time. Its not the same people. So tell them about where and what INFO is really being taken. No matter how easy it might be for you to find.

    Its your site Hilbert and a great one and people dont understand the COST for server and blah blah blah.

    Sad though.. 1-thousands will watch Twitch and give tens of thousands for nothing at times then just watching someone play a game. But take hours and days and weeks to put out a review...hopefully ads are not the main source for income. Yet people make BILLIONS off INFO..
     
  4. Rugburn

    Rugburn Member Guru

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    On my home gaming pc adblocking is the norm and that will never change. However, I do visit this site regularly on my mobile devices without adblocking.

    One thing I never do is click on an ad..
     

  5. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    Just to drop my two cents:
    I've been browsing guru3d mostly from work to be honest, and on this machine I haven't come across an adblock. If so, I can't really change it though, corporate IT policy, you know the tune.
    On my home machine I now disabled adblock. Trying to help the site here, too bad it feels like the browsing is slowed down due to those ads loading in the background (tabs take way longer to 'finish' loading properly).
     
  6. kendoka15

    kendoka15 Member Guru

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    If a site deserves to be unblocked, it's guru3d, especially after this well explained post. If only other sites would try and understand that intrusive ads are the very reason many people are turning to ad blockers and make a post like this one, without of course any salt though some may be unable to resist. I use uBlock, and I disabled it for this site the second I finished reading this :)
     
  7. Ryrynz

    Ryrynz Active Member

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    Should've said something sooner. Unblocked. Please post your new stats so we can see the results, thanks.
     
  8. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Ah geez an FPS tracker to make a point ?, get the heck off this website if you dislike us that much.

    Seriously you are only looking at your truly insignificant 'problem' and absolutely irrefutably refuse to look at the Guru3D side of things. I wish you the best of luck at another website.
     
  9. Laci

    Laci Member Guru

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    Hey Hilbert,

    I appreciate your hard work on this and I respect your site, just white-listed it in both of my ad blockers :)

    cheers
     
  10. drandiiski

    drandiiski Maha Guru

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    I don’t use ad-blocks. Generally the sites I visit don’t have too many annoying adds so I don’t mind, because I know you/they need them. Keep up the good work!
     

  11. Dch48

    Dch48 Ancient Guru

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    I don't get where people are saying there are massive amounts of ads on this site. I disabled my tracking protection in IE 11 and I have no other blockers installed. The only ads I see are a single small banner and a few other ads in between some of the posts, not all of them. There is no background ad and nothing on the sides at all. Right now, on page 17 of this thread, there are 4 ads. The banner at the top and 3 others scattered in between posts. None of the ads are animated and I do have the Flash Player and Java enabled.
     
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  12. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    There was a siteskin last week, we have these less than a handful per year for a couple of days. Next to that once our pool of static ads is exhausted there will be some rich media (HTML5) ads. Anyway, this all is an argument that cannot be won with some folks, as it is completely fixed in the mindset out of a near fundamental believe. We outed our concern, it is upto the reader base what they deem they can or cannot find acceptable. We made a donation button for those that like to help out, but as expected much like pay-walls (subscriptions). That is not a solution long term I'm afraid as 99% of the folks out there deem that everything on the web needs to be free.

    I have explained our concern and the danger that lies therein. Some of the replies have been more than insulting, while other (and I am happy to see) the majority have changed their mind. I have much respect for that.

    Again thanks to those who have been willing to listen and or help out.
     
  13. virtuaman

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    *whitelisted guru3D...

    Sorry for this, didnt know the effect...
     
  14. kanej2007

    kanej2007 Ancient Guru

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    I've ALWAYS had AdBlock disabled and will remain that way when using guru3d.com.

    It's the very least I can do to support such a great site in which I've been a proud member of for many years and will be for years to come!

    I spend most of my time on guru3d here at work so the running of this site is important.

    I do not mind ads at all since they are ignored. Even if there is a second or two delay I really don't care.

    Happy to see many other supporters out there...

    Thanks Hilbert for such a great site with rich content and detailed reviews with all the latest news!

    Guru3D is one of MANY sites in which I would gladly pay to subscribe to if necessary.
     
  15. Rexob

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    Added to my accepted list & donated, love the site - keep up the great work! This is my one-stop site for almost all things tech related anymore.
     

  16. Nictron

    Nictron Master Guru

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    White-listed.

    I would however support other revenue generators.
     
  17. pokerapar88

    pokerapar88 Ancient Guru

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    Working in the ad business (DoubleClick) I truly understand your suffering. We have grown used to blocking ads as they can get annoying most of the time. But we forget that ads are one of the most important mediums for income in the www market.
    I will whitelist your website and most of the websites I hold dear just to put my grain of salt.
    Thank you for leting us know this has been an issue and for taking into consideration our preferences when you are giving your ad space to advertisers.
     
  18. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    It is no problem for me to have ads to show on this site. I will either disable the adblocker for this site only or use a different web browser entirely. The reason why I use Adblocker is for the more intrusive ads that pop up all over the screen and Virus purposes.
     
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  19. nicugoalkeper

    nicugoalkeper Master Guru

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    I think you need to post this so that everyone can see it at any time, maybe make a video about how to do it on different browsers.
    PLS. SHOW IT SO MANY PEOPLE CAN SEE IT AT ANY TIME.

    Sry. for caps but don't want to loose my only page for PC news ....:banana:
     
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